The Eagles Should Absolutely Not Pursue Michael Thomas

By Pete Baxter Tensions between the New Orleans Saints and star wide receiver Michael Thomas have reached an all-time high. Early Monday morning, Thomas tweeted the following: “They tried to damage your reputation. You saved theirs by not telling your side of the story.” Clearly, this tweet was directed at the powers-that-be in New Orleans.Continue reading “The Eagles Should Absolutely Not Pursue Michael Thomas”

Two Trades the Eagles Should Make Now (That Don’t Involve Deshaun Watson)

By Pete Baxter It was reported on Saturday that Day 9 of Philadelphia Eagles training camp was by far the team’s worst performance so far. The defense looked decent by all accounts, but Jalen Hurts and his offense struggled to get anything going. The first team offensive line was ineffective despite a shake-up to theContinue reading “Two Trades the Eagles Should Make Now (That Don’t Involve Deshaun Watson)”

Five Free Agent Wide Receivers the Eagles Could Target

By Pete Baxter The Eagles announced Monday that rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith is “week to week” after suffering an MCL sprain. Smith was the tenth pick in this year’s draft and is expected to be the number one receiver for his former college teammate Jalen Hurts. Smith had an incredible college career at Alabama.Continue reading “Five Free Agent Wide Receivers the Eagles Could Target”

Why The Eagles Should Not Pursue Deshaun Watson

By Pete Baxter Rumors have swirled throughout the NFL offseason regarding Deshaun Watson’s future. It was reported in January that Watson had officially requested a trade from the Houston Texans. This was immediately following the team’s hiring of new General Manager Nick Caserio. This followed a season in which Watson led the league in passing,Continue reading “Why The Eagles Should Not Pursue Deshaun Watson”

Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Season Preview: An Optimist’s Perspective

By Pete Baxter The Philadelphia Eagles are a team with a great deal of talent but an even greater number of question marks heading into the 2021 NFL Season. First-time head coach Nick Sirianni, most recently the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, has had an impressive rise through the league’s coaching ranks over theContinue reading “Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Season Preview: An Optimist’s Perspective”

Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?

By Pete Baxter The 2020 NFL season was an unmitigated disaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the end, an NFL champion head coach lost his job. A 28-year-old former MVP candidate quarterback was moved. From the ashes of the dumpster fire emerged embattled General Manager Howie Roseman, who was able to retain his job. RosemanContinue reading “Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?”

Testaverde vs. Fitzpatrick: Who is the GOAT of Journeyman Quarterbacks?

By Pete Baxter Today I would like to take a look at two of the most unique, yet oddly similar careers in the history of the National Football League. As Ryan Fitzpatrick starts his latest chapter as (currently) the starting quarterback for the Washington Football team, there has been some (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) discussion of hisContinue reading “Testaverde vs. Fitzpatrick: Who is the GOAT of Journeyman Quarterbacks?”

Alex Smith is Retiring, and He Could Not Have Timed it Better

By Pete Baxter Alex Smith’s career arc as a professional football player has had more peaks and valleys than the Rocky Mountains. He kicked things off with the achievement of going number one in the 2005 draft after a highly decorated three year run at the University of Utah. Smith followed up that high withContinue reading “Alex Smith is Retiring, and He Could Not Have Timed it Better”

Why Andy Dalton Isn’t the Worst Thing for the Bears

Earlier this week it was announced that Andy Dalton’s ride on the quarterback carousel had landed him in Chicago. This news was met with reactions ranging from disappointment to outright ridicule from a fanbase that had their hearts set on Russell Wilson.  These reactions are completely understandable, given the decades of mediocrity that have comeContinue reading “Why Andy Dalton Isn’t the Worst Thing for the Bears”

The NFL Mount Rushmore

Pete Baxter With Tom Brady’s unprecedented seventh Super Bowl victory at age 43 this year, it seems safe to say that he has cemented his status as the greatest quarterback of all time.  A strong argument can be made, using his combination of individual statistical accolades and team success, that he is the single greatestContinue reading “The NFL Mount Rushmore”